Epic originally came from the race barn of the great Rodney Jenkins. After 4 starts it was apparent she was not a racehorse and was sold as a riding horse. She went through several hands, got a great education over fences, and the last post we saw on social media noted that she had chips in an ankle – and in order for her to stay sound long term she needed surgery. From there she ended up at an auction and in the hands of a kill buyer, where we bought her. She came to us in good shape and we xrayed her ankle to see if in fact she did need surgery. Unfortunately, xrays showed an old condylar fracture that should have been stabilized with a screw but instead she was rested. As a result the films are not pretty– but she is and has been totally sound, much to the vet’s surprise. We prefer to place her with someone who doesn’t have the goal of jumping a lot, however she will tell us what she can and cannot do. She trots out sound even after a jump school- she is game and honest to the fences, and is straightforward on the flat. See her flat and jump videos below~
A joint supplement like Platinum Performance CJ, or adequan type injections may also help as a proactive approach- however, again, she has been sound. Epics is barefoot with no vices, and not mareish. She is a good bodied mare and takes up your leg. Epic can always return to us if ever down the road she becomes unsound.
Up to date on everything. Backed by our program’s reputation of honesty and transparency. All MAHR horses receive $200- towards lessons or training thanks to the ASPCA® On the Right Track Voucher program and can come to our series of all TB clinics here in MD for FREE. Adoption fee $900-
Located in Warwick, MD. PM or email Bev@MidAtlanticHorseRescue.org to meet Epic.
Update 5/9/20- the state of MD is now open for riding, but we must practice social distancing, masks, etc.